Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free Comic Book Day at Carol and John's 5.3–5.4

Here are just SOME of the events Carol and John's Comics, located in Kamms Corner, has for this year's Free Comic Book Day:

20,000 comics to give away (1.5 tons of comics), 600 graphic novels( 12 books per person.) Check www.freecomicbookday.com for all the available books.

Commemorative Superman Cleveland 75th Anniversary FCBD lithographs will be available for only 3 bucks.

Midnight Party from MID—2AM. FREE graphic novels to first 150 people. Free Iron Man 3 Heoclix to first 200 people.

Local artists doing sketch covers to raise money for the www.herointiative.org and organized by www.rustbeltmonster.com. You buy a “sketch cover” for 5 dollars (a comic book with a blank cover) and they’ll draw any character you’d like on it! All the money goes to charity! Walk away from FCBD with an original piece of art no one has but you for five bucks that goes to charity.

Free FCBD Commemorative Ale brewed special for the event by Cleveland Action Brewery, this year in two styles; The White Ninja Pilsner (White Tea, honey and lemon pilsner) and Der Pretzelkrieg (Pretzel Flavored Lager). 90 of each while supplies last and brewed specifically for this event!

Zoe’s Comic Book Shop, John's daughter’s shop within a shop, will have an expanded kids superhero play table.

Carol and John's Comics
17462 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44111

Eye on Ohio Kickoff Party 5.3 5–10PM

Eye on Ohio, the new, non-profit journalism center in Northeast Ohio—based in Cleveland but cover stories with a state-wide impact—are throwing a party and want you to come! Enjoy a meet and greet and find out how you can be involved. Founded by journalists committed to preserving and enhancing the journalism field, they may be new, but not new to news.

Nestled in the heart of historic Tremont, Visible Voice is a two-storied independent bookstore. The outdoor veranda will be open and live music will be playing. For $20 enjoy wine, beverages, tasty appetizers and desserts will be served, so come thirsty and bring a guest or two! From 5 to 10PM.

Visible Voice Books + Wine
1023 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Tremont Farmer's Market Tuesdays 4–7PM

Shop from the best farmers, vendors and artists—everything you need for good eating! Tremont Farmer's Market takes place in the centrally located Lincoln Park Tuesdays 4–7PM. Park on either side of West 14th Street from 2–9PM.

Vendors include Abby's Kitchen, Community Greenhouse Partners,
Cleveland Botanical Garden Green Corps, Fresh Butcher Deli Cafe, J&R Farms, Kernels by Chrissie, Lucky Penny Creamery, Godmother's Pizza & Sauce, Gray House Pies, La Bellaria Pâtisseries, Lakeside Produce, Lisa Ackim LMT, Maple Crest Farm, Morning DEW Orchards, MorningSide Farm, Noon Knife Sharpening, Ohio City Pasta,Ohio Farm Direct, Old Husher Farms, Plant Kingdom Bakery, Por-Bar Farms, PopSmith, Pride of Cleveland Pierogies, Real Fruit, Sirna Farms, SpiceHound, Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery, SweetHeart Granola
and That's Nuts! (Some vendors may start later in the season/some are biweekly!)

Tremont's Lincoln Park
Cleveland, Ohio

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

2013 Murray Hill Group Landscape Show 4.27, 7–9PM

Saturday, April 27th, 7-9PM is the Opening Reception for the 2013 Murray Hill Group Landscape Show featuring works by Nancy Dinger Aikins, David Brunner, Linda Graham, Sharlene Green, Vivian Haney, Tricia Kaman, Jennifer Newyear, Michael Pomerantz, Paula Reed St. John, Jack St. John, and Deb Steytler.  (With after-show drinks on Chardon Square.)

Meyer Center at Big Creek Park
Geauga Park District
9160 Robinson Road Chardon Twp 44024
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Drawn and Quartered V Saturday, 5.11, 7PM–11PM

Illustration by Jeff Suntala
Figure drawing as spectator sport? Drawn and Quartered V takes place Saturday, May 11th, 7PM 11PM. Four established figure and drawing groups: Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group, N.O.I.S. (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society) and The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe will meet and draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think World Wrestling Federation meets Art School meets Cabaret. 

Hosted by 
Loren Naji Studio and Gallery, prizes supplied by John and Carol's Comics and MC’d by poet/educator Michael Salinger.

Loren Naji Studio and Gallery
2138 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Holden Arboretum Celebrates Arbor Day, 4.26–4.28

The Holden Arboretum in Kirtland is celebrating Arbor Day weekend, Friday thru Sunday, April 26–28th, with FREE admission for the whole family. Each day, the first 250 guests (one per family) will receive a tree seedling to plant. The seedlings are Prunus americana, or American plum. The tree blooms white flowers in early spring, grows edible fruit, likes dry soil and attracts birds.

The special weekend
includes tree-climbing demos, lumberjack shows, crafts, food and more.

The first Arbor Day was April 10, 1872, in Nebraska. 
J. Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician originally from Michigan, was focused on improving agricultural techniques in Nebraska and throughout the United States when he served as President Grover Cleveland's secretary of agriculture. Morton felt that Nebraska's landscape and economy would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees, and set an example by planting orchards, shade trees and wind breaks on his own farm, and he urged his neighbors to follow suit. He proposed that a special day be set aside dedicated to tree planting and increasing awareness of the importance of trees.

Nebraska's first Arbor Day was a success. More than 1 million trees were planted. A second Arbor Day took place in 1884, and Nebraska made it an annual legal holiday in 1885, using April 22 to coincide with Morton's birthday. Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day, although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate. Arbor Day is also celebrated in other parts of the world.

The Holden Arboretum
9550 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

ECOCLE Sunday 4.21, 12–5PM

Announcing an Eco-friendly art show in honor of Earth Day, Sunday April 21st. In an effort to bring awareness to the throw-away culture we live in the show highlights the ways in which we can give new life to older or used materials. Using creativity to show that materials have more value than many think, these artists labor to show that we can create a culture that is sustainable by learning to reuse what we have.

Sunday April 21

Mahalls 20 Lanes
13200 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oberlin's Prospect Garden 'Fence Pots' Fundraiser 4.20

Come to the Bandstand, Tappan Square in Oberlin, THIS Saturday from 10AM–3PM and for only $10 you get a FLOWER POT AND PLANT. All proceeds will go towards building a beautiful fence and arbor set for The Prospect Elementary School Learning Garden.

The students of Prospect Elementary have been growing flowers, plants, and herbs inside all winter while members of the Oberlin Pottery Co-op have been making beautiful, original flower pots. So buy some great pots, great plants AND contribute to a good cause. Plus there's lots of other fun stuff to do in Oberlin this weekend.

Booker T. Cleveland Society Anniversary, 4.19 6:30PM

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite through books. Inspired by the Book Club of Paris, the rules are simple: Bring a book that you have read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society. Friday, April. 19th at 6:30PM will be a night of fun, conversation, and new friends. Remember NO BOOK, NO ADMITTANCE!

NOTE: THIS IS OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! To celebrate, we ask that you bring a copy of your favorite children's book to donate to a book drive for Breakthrough Schools. More information can be found at: http://www.BookerTCleveland.com/

Flying Monkey Pub
819 Jefferson Ave, Cleve., OH 44113

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Six in Studio at 78th St. Studios, 4.19 6–10PM

Six in Sudio: 6 artists (Stephanie Streeter, Mallorie Freeman, Eileen Matias, Thom Rossino, Debra Purcell, and Stephanie Maniaci) have spent a month inside the CWAL studio together, creating work in close quarters with creative freedom but in a group dynamic. Juried by Robert Thurmer, director of the CSU Art Gallery.

Final Exhibition: Friday April 19, 6-10PM. See the product of a month of studio time!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Cleveland Exotic Dance Showcase 4.13 9PM

Cleveland Exotic Dance in association with Be Studios presents a showcase of the best local pole performers coming together for a fantastic cause (local rape crisis support.)

Come see performances from ladies ranging in pole proficiency from beginners to professional
performers, who have built up Cleveland's burgeoning pole scene. Special guest emcee: Cleveland's comedic burlesque beauty, Dahlia D'Luxe.

Admission is $5 at the door
Doors open at 8:30 and starts
at 9PM

If you have never been to Cleveland Exotic Dance before, please watch out video on Youtube for how to get to the studio. [This show will be an artistic display which may include exhibitions of a sexual nature. However, there will be no nudity.]

Cleveland Exotic Dance
3635 Perkins Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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Scene Magazine's Best of Cleveland 2013

It's the Best of Cleveland 2013. Highlights include Best Art Event: Ingenuity, Best Museum: Cleveland Museum of Art, Best Movie Theater: Cedar Lee, Best Local Artist: Rust Belt Monster Collective, Best Event Space: 78th Street Studios, Best Music Venue: Beachland Ballroom, Best Local Sculptor: Loren Naji, and Best local Photographer: Frank Lanza. CONGRATS to all!

Vision Yoga & Wellness Anniv. Open House 4.13

Vision Yoga & Wellness is turning 2!! Join Theresa Gorski and her crew Saturday, April 13th from 10AM to 4PM for mimosas and muffins as they thank you for two years of support. Itinerary includes FREE CLASSES, GIVEAWAYS, Acupuncture Sampler, Mini QiGong Class and More!

Vision Yoga & Wellness
1861 W 25th St, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Auction 4.13 6PM

The Painted Rain Barrels are done and look GREAT. Please consider joining us for the Auction, Saturday April 13th at 6PM at Arts Collinwood. Music by guitarist Doug Wood and catering by a host of neighborhood food heavyweights that include The Spice Hound, Inner City Bakers, Sandy's Baked Goods, Willie's Famous Pies, Callaloo Cafe, Chloe's Kitchen Diner and Blitz BBQ.

Arts Collinwood
15605 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110

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Tango Callejero at La Strada 4.12 8PM–MID

Tango Callejero, presented by ¡La Peña Mundial! and KB and Carmen Tango, takes place THIS Friday, April 12th from 8PM to midnight (or later.) Tango Callejero, which means 'Street Tango,' is a unique TANGO DANCE PARTY held at La Strada Restaurant on vibrant East 4th Street in downtown Cleveland. Come for dinner and dancing or just to watch our fantastic tango community dance!
No Cover. Free admission.

La Strada

2050 East 4th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Valet parking available.



KB and Carmen performs at Fashion Week Cleveland 2013's GlamJam: Music & Fashion in the Rock City, an evening featuring an eclectic fusion of music, fashion, art and design.

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
5th Street Arcades

530 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio
7:30PM–11PM, $15
KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tremont ArtWalk Friday 4.12, 6–10PM

Tim Herron is the featured post card artist for the upcoming Tremont ArtWalk, Friday April 12th, 6–10PM. His paintings will be on display at Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth.

Other notable shows:

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: early drawing, painting, prints, and photos from the archives by Steven
Mastroianni. www.stevenmastroianni.com

Kevin Busta Industrial Furnishings, 2673 W.14th Street.
New works on blueprint and zinc by Kevin Busta.

Grumpy’s, 2621 West 14th Street.
Paintings by Dick Heislnan and Paula Shutt. Artwork by Jeff Neumann.

doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave.
CATS a fine art exhibition.

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth.
Broken, and picked over . . . photography by Bradley Miller. 

Agape, 807 Literary.
Work by Tom Prasek

Aperture. A Photography and Variety Store, 2541 Scranton Rd. 

Bac, 2661 West 14th Street. Asian American Bistro and Bar.
David M. Uschold Photography

Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Ave. 


LOOP, 2180 West 11th.
Work by Zivko Radenkov

Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth.

Wine & Design, 751 Starkweather Ave. Wine Tastings every ArtWalk!

for more info go to www.tremontartwalk.com

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CWAL Spring Art Mixer 4.12, 7–10PM

The Cleveland West Art League will be having their Spring Art Mixer this Friday, April 12th, 7–10PM, at The Old Angle Tavern, 1848 West 25th St. Cleveland 44113 (in the downstairs party room.)

Guest Speakers, starting at 7:30, include Mary Urbas (Lakeland Community College) and Loren Naji (Loren Naji Gallery.)

Admission is $5 for members and $20 for non-members (admission includes
one-yr CWAL membership.) Light appetizers, music, desserts and raffle prizes provided by Barrio, Chris Kaspar, Crust, Deagans, Eileen Dorsey Studio, Lion and Blue, Neon Beach, Players on Madison and a 50/50 Raffle!

Doug Wood Trio at Trinity 'Brown Bag' Concert 4.10

See Doug Wood on acoustic guitar, Darren Frate on bass, and Tara Hanish on cello this Wednesday at Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, 12:10PM. Freewill offering. Bring a lunch or purchase one for $5.

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

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Friday, April 05, 2013

Art of the Yogi at Vision Yoga 4.5 6:30–9:30PM

Vision Yoga & Wellness participates in Ohio City's Artisan First Friday with art inspired by the practice of yoga. Show runs through the end of May.

Inaugural Ohio City Artisan First Fridays 4.5

Included in the Inaugural Ohio City Artisan First Fridays THIS Friday, April 5th are:

Great Lakes Brewing Company (2516 Market Ave.) at 6PM, John Adams, the bleacher bass drummer for the Cleveland Indians, will be in the Brewpub for the tapping of Rally Drum Red Ale.

Light Bistro (2801 Bridge Ave.) will feature a Signature Cocktail, the 28th & Bridge, and works of local artists upstairs in the Bridge Room from 5–8PM

Loren Naji Studio Gallery (2138 West 25th St.) will be open with a final showing of 22 works of video art by 22 artists in the show titled, Video Fall-Out.

Touch Supper Club (2710 Lorain Avenue) will feature the artwork of legendary Cleveland artist, Poke. This is Poke's first showing in Cleveland. Poke's work will be on display throughout Touch. There will also be the first of the newest dance party to be held on every first Friday of the month, Thrdwn.

Vision Yoga & Wellness (1861 West 25th St.) will open Art of the Yogi 
from 6:30–9:30PM with wine and appetizers sponsored by Abode Modern Lifestyle Developers.

Urban Orchid (1455 West 29th St.) will have wine and appetizers as well as artwork from local artists. Our gallery features artists such as Martha Kliffel, Liz Maugans, Adrian Slade and Jen Doss.

Additional participating Boutiques and Specialty Retailers include Elegansia (1810 West 25th St.), Johnnyville Slugger (1822 West 25th St.), and The Glass Bubble Project (2421 Bridge Ave.) 

Additional participating Restaurants include Bier Markt/Bar Cento (1948 West 25th St.), Nano Brew (1859 West 25th St.), Flying Fig (2523 Market Ave.), SOHO Kitchen & Bar (1889 West 25th St.), Market Garden Brewery (1947 West 25th St.) and Touch Supper Club (2710 Lorain Ave.)

Monday, April 01, 2013

Danceworks presents Marquez Dance Project 4.4–4.6

Marquez Dance Project is premiering their new piece 'Plunge' in DanceWorks at Cleveland Public Theatre's James Levin Theater. They will be sharing this dance concert with Double Edge Dance. Call 216.631.2727 extension 501, or stop by the box office to purchase tickets. Tickets are between $10–$25. (Students pay $10. Use Promo Code 'Student' when purchasing tickets and present student ID at the time of pickup.) 

Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

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The Aperture Tweed Event! 4.4, 8:30PM

Dr Sketchy's first ever Cleveland Photo and Drawing event is happening this Thursday, April 4th in Tremont. Danielle and Adrian Gonzo will grace the stage in tweed! TWO models and TWO rooms for drawing! ...and photography!! The catch? NO digital!! All film or Polaroids!

'Stop by and hang out!' There will be a donation bar and Scott has plenty of film if you want to dust off your old camera...

Aperture. A Photography and Variety Store
2541 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Brews + Prose: National Poetry Month 4.2, 7PM

We invite you to celebrate National Poetry Month with Brews + Prose and two award-winning poets.

John Casteen’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, and other magazines, and in Best American Poetry and The Rumpus Poetry Anthology. He lives in Earlysville, Virginia.

Ann Townsend poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The Paris Review, The Nation, Witness, The Georgia Review, and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Discovery Prize from The Nation. She is a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and lives on a small farm in Granville, Ohio. 

Market Garden Brewery & Distillery
1947 West 25th Street in Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 
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